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# funerals - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.

# funerals - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

U-turn on mourners as 25 people will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals

Cabinet has agreed to a change in the Level 5 guidance.

# funerals - Friday 18 September, 2020

Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday

From Monday, a maximum of 25 people can attend weddings and funerals in Dublin.

# funerals - Friday 5 June, 2020

No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases

Advice on weddings will be considered by health officials later.

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June

The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.

# funerals - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Burials and cremations will continue with 'utmost dignity', say funeral directors

Irish Association of Funeral Directors said that this was the ‘most difficult time’ they had ever experienced.

# funerals - Friday 7 June, 2019

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# funerals - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

# funerals - Friday 22 March, 2019

'He lit up a room when he entered': Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco laid to rest

Tributes have been pouring in for the three “wonderful” young people who tragically lost their lives on Sunday.

# funerals - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'Life is precious, life is brittle, life is very fragile. We saw that on Sunday night. Everybody hurts.'

Priest asks mourners at the funeral of the fourth victim of the Donegal crash to treat the car as a lethal weapon and to decide to drive with care.

# funerals - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'It is heartbreaking': Funeral arrangements announced for four young men who died in Donegal crash

The President of the GAA has paid tribute to the men.

# funerals - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge 5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral Funerals

5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral

What exactly makes a good Irish funeral?

# funerals - Monday 16 October, 2017

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.

# funerals - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind

We speak to one of the siblings behind the death notice website.

# funerals - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Ireland's newest crematorium is now open

It brings to number of crematoria in Ireland to six.

# funerals - Monday 1 August, 2016

'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant

Paddy Kevane talks about how lack of government support can impact families during an emotional period.

# funerals - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death

The authors of Grave Matters talk about death through the ages.

# funerals - Monday 23 May, 2016

People dying is a lucrative business

Massey Bros. is investing half a million euro on new premises and services across Dublin.

# funerals - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery A Living History This post contains images

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

# funerals - Sunday 15 November, 2015

The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated

“The terrible thing about dying over there is that you miss your own wake,” Dave Allen once said. But is the tradition still as popular?

# funerals - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

# funerals - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask Last Rites This post contains videos

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask

An expert tells us what we can do to support bereaved people, how to talk to children about loss, and if there’s a good alternative to mass cards.

# funerals - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

# funerals - Monday 19 October, 2015

Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard

Ireland’s dirty secret is that the Carrickmines tragedy could happen in any parish in the country, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# funerals - Friday 11 September, 2015

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death' Think Ahead This post contains videos

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'

Wendy has terminal cancer.

# funerals - Monday 17 August, 2015

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

# funerals - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

This is how Ireland's new crematorium will look

The state-of-the-art structure will be built at Dardistown Cemetery.

# funerals - Thursday 25 June, 2015

'Life is short. I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible'

Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, has written an inspirational message on Facebook.

# funerals - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'Eoghan was our translator, sense-maker and peacemaker. He was our wiser brother'

All members of the Culligan family spoke about the heartbreak of losing their son, brother, best friend and boyfriend.

# funerals - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones

You might be able to, soon…

China is cracking down on strippers at funerals

China’s official Xinhua news agency said such performances are typically organised in order to draw a larger crowd at last rites.

# funerals - Friday 6 February, 2015

Call for councillors to vote down 'pagan practice' of cremation

A local resident in Newtownabbey has opposed the building of a new facility on the grounds of Christianity and the environment.

# funerals - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future

The Association of Catholic Priests says married men should be allowed to become priests.

# funerals - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: Grief can be unpredictable, so a good send-off for a departed loved one is essential

A funeral provides mourners a space to accept death and to safely explore their grief and loss.

# funerals - Friday 6 June, 2014

There needs to be more competition between graveyards, apparently

Today TDs will debate a Bill that seeks to end “non-transparent” behaviour by cemetery authorities.

# funerals - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Republic of Telly tackle every Irish funeral ever Potato Salad

Republic of Telly tackle every Irish funeral ever

Thanks father, lovely mass.

# funerals - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 moments that make funerals the peak of Irish awkwardness Deepest Sympathies

7 moments that make funerals the peak of Irish awkwardness

Funerals are a social minefield almost impossible to navigate.

# funerals - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Selfies at funerals now have their own dedicated Tumblr Tumblr Of The Day

Selfies at funerals now have their own dedicated Tumblr

What is the world coming to?

# funerals - Friday 18 October, 2013

Column: Funerals are tough – and costs escalate quickly

One of the more perplexing cuts outlined in this year’s budget is the axing of the Bereavement Grant. People feel that they’re not safe from austerity, even in death, writes Geraldine Fitzgerald.

# funerals - Thursday 29 August, 2013

9 interesting quotes from Brian Cowen's first interview in over two years

The former taoiseach’s first interview in over two years, conducted with TG4 and airing next week, reveals plenty about him.

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